7 killed in road accident in Davangere's Jagalur

7 killed in road accident in Davangere's Jagalur

Six died on the spot and the other succumbed to injuries in the hospital

Superintendent of Police C B Rishyanth visited the spot. Credit: Police Department

As many as seven persons died on spot when the driver of their car fell asleep at the wheel and hit a road divider near Kanakatte toll in Jagalur taluk of the district in the wee hours of Friday.

According to police, Mallanagouda (22), Santosh (21), Sanjeev (20), Jaibhim (18) residents of Yadagir district, Raghu, ( 23), resident of Vijayapura district, Siddesh (20), and Vedamurty (18), residents of Vijayanagar district are the deceased.

The incident took place when they were heading towards Hampi on account of Sankranti festival from Bengaluru.

They were were serving in a private university in Bengaluru as contract workers. It is said that the driver fell asleep while driving and hit the divider around 4:00 am. All the bodies were shifted to taluk general hospital in Jagalur, and the police have registered a case.

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